For much of mankind’s history, artists and art aficionados have sustained a fascination with the depiction of the human body—sans skin. Skeletons and skulls utilized as popular artistic imagery can be traced as far back as when the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B plastered human skulls created in the ancient upper Mesopotamia region between 8,000 and 6,000 B.C. Since then, a slew of famous, illustrated, painted and animated bare bones have cropped up from the likes of Claezs, Cézanne, Holbein, Kustodiev, Gogh, Ub Iwerks, Picasso, Kahlo, Posada. And its shown up in advertising, too.
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